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writing, we are shocked at a time the united states of america is confronting the tragic death in libya, governor romney would choose to launch a political attack. for more on this, we turn to richard engel, live in cairo. bring us up to speed as we wake up this morning. >> reporter: well, the major development is what potentially happened in libya, the city of benghazi. it's not just any officer that was killed but it was the u.s. em bass dor that died because of smoke inhilation. he was visiting the facility in benghazi at the time. those reports have not been confirmed by the u.s. state department. they are being reported across the middle east with live images coming out from in front of the u.s. consulate, now, a burned down shell in the city of benghazi. it would be a major escalation. not only did the attackers storm the building in benghazi, they attacked it with rifles, then opened fire on it with machine guns. if the reports are correct, still unconfirmed by the state department, able to kill the ambassador. >> help us understand, as we sit here in the united states, what is d
after four americans were killed at the consulate in libya and a mob of demonstrators stormed the embassy in cairo. as we speak, the u.s. is moving two warships into position near libya and dispatched an elite group of 50 marines to help guard the embassy in tripoli. the obama administration is trying to determine if the deadly attack against the compound in benghazi that killed four was a planned terror strike or a spontaneous backlash from an anti islamic video posted on youtube. >>> while the investigation remains in the very early stages, details are emerging about what happened tuesday night in benghazi that left four americans dead, including 52-year-old ambassador chris stevens, widely reported as one of the most successful envoys in the region. according to first reports from administration officials, the american consulate came under small arms fire around 10:00 p.m. local time. a short time after that the outside walls of the lightly guarded compound were breached. gunmen began attacking the main building and setting it on fire. at this point three people remained in
in with you throughout the day. >>> now to libya, where four americans, including chris stevens was killed during the raid on the us consulate. libyan officials say there have been a number of arrests linked to the attack. they are continuing to investigate if it was timed to mark the 9/11 anniversary or if someone tipped off the attackers to the safe house where many americans were hiding. two were killed trying to protect their colleagues. they were identified as a pair of navy s.e.a.l.s. tyrone woods from portland, oregon, the other glen doherty from massachusetts. they were hired to do private security detail. they have extensive experience in iraq and afghanistan. >>> we are learning more about the film, if you want to call it that. u.s. officials were aware content was broadcast saturday on an arabic tv show. it didn't prompt strong warnings from the state department. one american official says you can't freak out on everything that is broadcast online. it would be like crying wolf. yesterday, secretary of state, hillary clinton, emphasized the u.s. government has nothing to do with
or not the deadly attack on the consulate in libya was a planned assault or a spontaneous reaction to that antiislamic film. the gunman who killed ambassador stevens and three other americans on tuesday may have spent months preparing for their attack. he said the raid which came on the anniversary of september 11th was carried out by militants with links to al qaeda. but susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, offered a different explanation yesterday on "meet the press." >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo which were prompted, of course, by the video. what we think then transpired in benghazi is that opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons which unfortunately are readily available in post-revolutionary libya, and they escalated into a much more violent episode. and it's not dissimilar but perhaps on a slightly l
.s. consulate in libya when four americans were killed including two former navy s.e.a.l.s. there were initial reports it was a protest gone violent. stemming from a video considered insulting to islam. but now the white house is labeling what happened in benghazi an act of terrorism. secretary of state hillary clinton says the united states government has now opened a new inquiry into the attack, an attack libya insists was preplanned. president obama says it's still unclear whether al qaeda was involved. meanwhile, in benghazi, the late ambassador chris stevens and the three other americans killed were remembered at a memorial servi service. >>> well, it's the moment so many consumers have been waiting for, the iphone 5 finally debuts today. people have been lining up for days all over the world for the latest smartphone from apple. the very first of the new handsets was sold in australia to cheers. iphone 5 presales alone topped 2 million according to the company. let's take an early look at the markets as we get all up in your business this morning. cnbc's karen in new york. >> it's going
the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans including the united states ambassador. plus, the latest foreign fast food craze. first, it was a mashed potato and gravy dispenser. now ice cream cone pizza at pizza hut. tell you where can you get yours while supplies last a bit later in the show. first, let's get to the news. live at 5:30 a.m., we begin with breaking news that football fans are desperate for especially after monday night football that cost the green bay packers a precious victory. about 5 1/2 hours ago the nfl and referees union announced they reached a tentative agreement that will end the lockout and bring regular officiating crews back to the fields starting tonight when the ravens take on the browns in baltimore. the deal included a significant salary raise for the officials and a compromise on the much debated pension and retirement benefits. the deal expected to be officially ratified by the union saturday night in dallas. the referees planning to work a full slate of games on sunday. we'll get a live report with dave ahead in sports. h
. secretary clinton met with the presidents of libya, pakistan and to hold talks with benjamin netanyahu. yesterday in new york iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad looked to stoke an already tense situation in the middle east during his remarks at the general assembly. he declared that israel is bullying the united states over iran's alleged threat of a nuclear weapon. ahmadinejad said he's not worried about the threat of an attack on his country, the impact of international countries against his country are "not that bad." says we're doing fine. >>> mitt romney schorpening his attacks when it comes to the president's handling of foreign policy. in pueblo, the republican candidate keyed in on this phrase he used during his "60 minutes" interview, anti-unrest around the world. >> align ourselves with democracy, universal right, a notion that people have to be able to participate in their own governance, but i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps ins road. >> he said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. yeah, thofls m
been -- for the last week if you think about the remarks on libya, the story in politico about campaign infighting. now this thing. although it's from a fundraiser earlier. it contributes in the sense that the campaign is coming unglued. it gives the obama campaign a powerful talking point. i think, look, people here, the quote in the tape where he says i'll never convince them, referring to the 47%, i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives, that sound condescending and contemptuous. there's an awful lot of senior citizens on medicare who aren't paying federal income taxes who won't like the sound of that. >> we came upon this same sort of thing when president obama was heard on tape at a san francisco fundraiser, another private setting recorded talking about working class people who were bitter and cling to religion and guns. compare that moment to this one. >> it was a bad moment for president obama and there's no doubt it was also -- had the same characteristics as you say. there was a condescension to it and dismissiveness to it. th
with new developments out of libya. the a.p. reporting the u.s. state department is pulling more staffers out of its embassy in the capital of tripoli over security fears. the move is expected to be temporary until the security situation improves. the embassy was already operating with limited staff following the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that left four americans dead. it is now been 17 days since that attack. sources say fbi agents sent to investigate the murders still have not been able to visit the actual scene of the crime due to security concerns. secretary of defense leon panetta yesterday said there was no doubt terrorists were responsible. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. and that's when i came to that conclusion as, again, as to who was involved, what specific groups were involved, i think the investigation that is on going. >> the romney campaign ramped up its criticism of the president's response to those attacks claiming the
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